Alex Cross
Alex Cross (2012)

Alex Cross follows the young homicide detective/psychologist (Tyler Perry), from the worldwide best-selling novels by James Patterson, as he meets his match in a serial killer (Matthew Fox). The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 19, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 5, 2013
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox do their best, but they're trampled by Rob Cohen's frustrating direction and a tasteless, lazily written screenplay.

Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out

[Perry] has rarely been less convincing than when locking and loading from his home arsenal or dangling from a decaying Detroit edifice.

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Eric Hynes
Village Voice

A strong candidate for dumbest film of the year ...

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J. Olson

Clobbers you with stupidity so often that you eventually stop noticing.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Alex Cross is coarse, punishing, and, in all the ways that matter, conscienceless ...

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

For a franchise with an off-the-charts nuanced thinker as its protagonist, Alex Cross isn't very smart.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

The usual over-familiar mélange of forensic evidence and titillating torture porn that reminds me why I don't watch network television procedurals.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

So cloddish, slapdash, gracelessly written, and visually fugly that it's difficult to distinguish Perry's limitations in the role from those of the whole unpleasant enterprise.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Perry's supposed to be its center. And as an actor - certainly as a movie star - he's absolutely nowhere to be found.

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Eric D. Snider

At least this confirms my long-held suspicion that Tyler Perry is drawn to bad scripts whether he wrote them or not.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
"<b>Alex Cross</b> should have stayed in the books. Well, at least this time around. I've seen the other movies (Kiss the Girls being a… More
Al S
It`s one hell of a taunt, tense and exciting edge of your seat psychological action-thriller. An excellent movie. A crisp, sharp, thrilling and riveting cat and… More
Jason Spencer
As a fan of the original Alex Cross movies (Kiss the Girls & Along Came a Spider) I was both excited and hesitant for this new incarnation. It got terrible… More
Liam Gadd
I've seen better straight-to-DVD and made-for-TV action movies than this.
Josh Lewis
Tyler Perry equips himself admirably to the action hero role, but he is drowned out by the implausible plot, mediocre dialogue, and rushed pace. There's… More
Walter M.
The movie starts with detectives Alex Cross(Tyler Perry), Monica Ashe(Rachel Nichols) and Thomas Kane(Ed Burns) apprehending a serial rapist, but not before… More